No treat for real witch

Spooky celebration 'insulting', says Wiccan

A Blenheim witch says Halloween has no place in New Zealand in October and should be celebrated in autumn.

Farmer's last chance

Farmer Phillip Woolley, called NZ's 'most recidivist' offender, faces jail if he doesn't clean up his act.

'Homeopathy is an option'

GREEN MP: Steffan Browning. Green MP maintains homeopathy is an option in treating Ebola, but acknowledges people could see it as 'wacky'.

Medical mishaps detailed in report

The region's health board had eight serious events last year, with five mishaps proving fatal.

Former smoker on a roll

Blenheim woman feels healthier than ever after giving up smoking as part of Stoptober.

Council wants tattooists regulated

Marlborough District Council wants government action on the unregulated body art industry.

End of an era for school

Helen Williams Rapaura School in Blenheim will start 2015 in new hands, as its principal prepares to hand over the reins to a successor with fresh ideas.

Former councillors mark milestone

The Marlborough District Council was set up 25 years ago and yesterday the original councillors and senior staff met for a reunion.

Top chefs keen on Kiwi cuisine

District commander takes on the big city

Neil Simmons

Whitebaiter nets honesty box

A Blenheim man who found an empty honesty box floating down a river wants to find the owners.

Stars take top spot

TC Campbell The Forrest Marlborough Stars moved to the top of the points table following round three of the Allan Scott premier grade tennis competition, after battling to a close 4-2 win over a strong Rapaura Drylands One team on Wednesday evening.

Kaikoura celebrates milestone

The Kaikoura Trotting Club's annual race day is always eagerly anticipated throughout the province but never more than this year, as the club celebrates a notable milestone.

Falcons know to be wary

Marlborough hope to bring back cup

TC scoops two major awards

Te Hauora "TC" Campbell was the big winner at the Marlborough Boys' College Sports Awards held at the Clubs of Marlborough last night.

Uncle Brown is coming to town

TC Campbell Building resilience, or in more basic language, taking the "Oh, bugger" out of life and farming is core business for us Averys.

New MP relishes experience

Last week, with the official opening of Parliament, being sworn in and giving my maiden speech, at last I have had a taste of the real thing.

Letters to the editor

Workers take wins where they can

Roast Busters

Not off the hook

How well the police did their job in their investigation of the Roast Busters is open to argument, but they proved no-one's innocence.

Health hub 'good for business'

 Juliet Partington Cafe owners welcome new health hub bringing 50 staff to Blenheim's town centre.

Thirty years of sav blanc

Thirty years since their first vintage, Cloudy Bay sauvignon blanc continues to tell a story - a story of Marlborough, the vineyards, and the people.

Green coke scheme gets crowdfunded

Canvastown hotel for sale

Ifor Ffowcs-Williams

Clusters help rural business to blossom

Ifor Ffowcs-Williams makes the case for innovative business clusters to boost the economy.


Halloween spiced beer

Although I've tasted Great Punkin several times and always enjoyed it, I always struggle to think of occasions when I'd like to sit down and drink a glass or two.


Sailors ready to get sav-vy

Yachties are gearing up for their annual race across Cook Strait to hand-deliver Marlborough's 2014 sauvignon blanc to the capital.


Sports draws

Weekly sports draws around Marlborough from October 28.

Jason Bathgate

Thirty years of sav blanc

Thirty years since their first vintage, Cloudy Bay sauvignon blanc continues to tell a story - a story of Marlborough, the vineyards, and the people.

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